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Annual FBI holiday scam warning for N.M. includes 'pig butchering'

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What does pig butchering have to do with an annual FBI warning about online scams during the holidays in New Mexico?

The porcine-dubbed fraud is one of several the Albuquerque FBI Division wants to inform the public about as more people hit the web looking for deals and romance.

“Scams take many forms, and criminals...

Zuni man sentenced to 10 years in prison for assault, firearms offenses

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A Zuni man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for assault and firearms offenses.

Just after midnight on Jan. 9, 2021, Martin Eriacho drove to a residential area on the Zuni Reservation. From inside his car, Eriacho 52, and an enrolled member of ZuniPueblo,  discharged a firearm twice, drawing attention from nearby residents. Several residents began to investigate the gunshots, including the victim, identified as John Doe.

As he walked outside his residence, John Doe saw Eriacho, who he did not know, in a gray vehicle. When John Doe was about 20 feet away from Eriacho, Eriacho fired two more shots, one of which struck Doe in the arm, causing several fractures that required...

Farmington man indicted for sexual abuse, child pornography

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A man from Farmington has been indicted for sexual abuse and child pornography.

A federal grand jury indicted Willard Haven Dedios on Nov. 9. According to the indictment, on May 26, Dedios, 59, and an enrolled member of the Jicarilla Apache Tribe, allegedly engaged in and attempted to engage in sexual acts with a minor, identified as Jane Doe, while the victim was incapacitated. Dedios also allegedly photographed the victim during the sexual abuse.

Alexander M.M. Uballez, United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico, and Raul Bujanda, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Albuquerque Field Office, announced that Dedios was arraigned on Dec. 2 on a two-count indictment charging...

Multiple people in hospital, one dead after car accident

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1-40 westbound is closed from mile marker 20 to mile marker 19 after an accident occurred around 8:30 am this morning.

Gallup Police Capt. Erin Toadlena-Pablo said two vehicles collided, although she didn't know what type of vehicles they were.

A total of 11 people were involved in the accident. Three occupants had to be extricated from the vehicles. Five occupants were transported to the hospital and one occupant was announced dead at the scene.

McKinley County Undersheriff James Maiorano III said Exit 22 and 26 are still open for detours, and people can get back on I-40 at the 16 mile marker.  Traffic is reportedly slow at mile marker 25 though, so Maiorano said it would be better...

Weekly DWI Report

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Featured DWI

Roger Lee

Nov. 8, 4:54 am

Aggravated DWI (Fourth)

A call for a single vehicle collision resulted in a Pinedale man, Roger Lee, 43, being charged with his fourth DWI.

McKinley County Deputy Brandon Salazar was stationed near mile marker 27 of I-40 when the call of the collision near the old State Police Barracks on Highway 118 came in. The report stated the incident was located across the interstate from Salazar, so he moved his vehicle to find the alleged crash location.

Salazar saw a red pickup truck parked on the north side of the road and two males standing outside. He turned off on exit 26 and drove to the site where he found one of the males, later...

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